I am glad they got Zarqawi. Very glad. He was an evil terrorist who killed innocents in Iraq and Jordan. He was also a deliberately constructed and hyped one.
Mary Ann Weaver's The Short, Violent Life of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi - soon to be the most linked article of the month - in The Atlantic spells it out: He continued, â€šÃ„ÃºThe Americans have been patently stupid in all of this. Theyâ€šÃ„Ã´ve blown Zarqawi so out of proportion that, of course, his prestige has grown. And as a result, sleeper cells from all over Europe are coming to join him now.â€šÃ„Ã¹ He paused for a moment, then said, â€šÃ„ÃºYour government is creating a self-fulfilling prophecy.â€šÃ„Ã¹